Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

About SSI

Senior Studies gathering

"We learn from each other, and we never stop learning."

PCC offers a unique program for dynamic older adults who want to expand their horizons and connect with others. SSI offers learning in a pressure-free atmosphere — no grades, no bell curves, no tests, no papers, no compulsory attendance, no competitive pressures and no formal faculty.

SSI is a member-driven organization and course proposals are generated by the membership. SSI is special because its members plan, conduct and run the institute's programs and classes. Members with a passionate interest in their subjects enthusiastically share their knowledge. Others moderate, facilitate or coordinate programs. Everybody participates and everyone benefits.

Want to know about Senior Studies Institute?

All are welcome to find out more at the annual Orientation.

  • Saturday, September 12
  • Beginning at 9 am
  • Lake Oswego Adult Community Center (Fifth and G in Lake Oswego)

Coffee, goodies and socializing will precede a video, class descriptions, SSI history and answers to all the questions you didn't even know you wanted to ask! Bring friends, meet new friends, enjoy an opportunity to be part of this unique senior group. For information contact Geraldine at wmsblacklab1@gmail.com or 503-297-3908.

Join Us!

There are 120 classes in each year. As a member of SSI, you can go to any or all of them. Guests can attend a couple of classes on a trial basis if they want before joining. See 'How to become a Member' in the Membership section.